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PC-8045 Charger

Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium Battery Charger

2.4 VDC to 24 VDC (2 cells to 20 cells); 0.2 Amps to 5.0 Amps


  • Charges Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) and Nickel Metal Hydride  (NiMH) batteries
  • Optimally designed for batteries up to 20 Ampere Hours

COTS Charger Information


  • Battery temperature monitoring capability
  • Four stage charger algorithm - microprocessor
  • Full charge based on zero slope voltage detect or rate of temperature increase
  • Microchip controlled charge termination
  • Programmed for specific cell count and capacity
  • LED displays for charging status
  • Single battery charger
  • Unattended charging

Operatinal Characteristics

  • Four stage algorithm operation
    • Soft start charge mode – the current increases gradually over the first two minutes from approximately one fifth of the bulk charge current up to the factory set bulk charge rate
    • Bulk charge mode – current is supplied to the battery at the rate programmed into the charger for the specific battery pack
    • Topping charge mode – current is supplied for two hours at a C-10 rate to complete the charge cycle
    • Maintenance charge mode – current is supplied at the C/40 rate until the battery is removed


Model No PC-8045
AC Input Range 110 VAC to 130 VAC; 60Hz
No. of Cells/Nom. Battery Voltage

2 cells to 20 cells / 2.4 VDC to 24 VDC  (factory set)

Battery Charge Current

• 0.2 to 5.0 Amps (factory set)

Charger Power Out 40 Watts max.
Battery Connection Output connector located on back of charger
Charger Indicators

LED Indicators:

• Solid red LED – Charger on, ready to charge, no battery connected
• Solid yellow LED – Soft Start & Bulk Charge mode charging
• Solid green LED – Topping Charge  & Maintenance Charge mode charging
• No LED Indication – charging is complete

Weight 1.5 lbs. (0.7 Kg)
Dimensions 5” x 3 1/2” x 2 1/2” H (13cm x 9cm x 6.5cm)
Mounting 4 each #6 screws
Operating Temp -30°C to +40° C (-22°F to +104°F)
Storage Temp -40° C to +70° C (-40°F to +158°F)
Humidity 95% relative
Color Black, annodized
Charger Housing Extruded aluminum body, polycarbonate end caps
Harmonized Tariff Code 8504.40.9550
  • Nickel Cadmium Batteries (Ni-Cd)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)